When it comes to picking a protein powder, there are literally hundreds to choose from. But when it comes to picking which one is right for you, the first thing you need to do is think about what your training goals are, and then finding a protein to match those.
We’ve put together some handy information below so you can find the right protein to help you #RULEYOURGOALS.
Think of your goals
If your goal is to lose weight, the best protein powder to choose would be a diet protein such as Matrix Diet Gold, which has been designed to support the reduction of body fat when combined with physical exercise, and has an impressive 70% protein content to help support maintenance and growth of muscle tissue. Matrix Diet Gold also contains an active weight management support complex of green tea, N-Acetyl-L-Cartinine, CLA and 5-HTP, which helps support the reduction of adipose tissue.
For building lean muscle, a good choice would be Matrix Anabolic Gold. Packing a massive 86% protein content, whilst keeping saturated fat and sugar content down, Matrix Anabolic Gold is a powerful protein powder that is ideal for anybody looking to develop lean muscle mass.
If you’re looking to get some serious gains though, we’d recommend trying Matrix Monster Protein. Our highest protein content mass gainer and scientifically engineered to only develop lean muscle, Matrix Monster Protein has a protein / carbohydrate content close to a 1:1 ratio, ensuring the accelerated development of lean defined muscle.
Once you’ve sorted out your nutritional profile, it’s time to think about taste. To get the most out of your training regime, you’re likely to be consuming your chosen protein powder at least once a day, so it only makes sense that it’s one you enjoy drinking.
There are a plethora of flavours to choose from, but when making your choice, think about the other ways you can use protein powder as well:
- Vanilla: Perfect for adding to smoothies, porridge, protein cookies and other foods. With vanilla being a fairly neutral flavour, you won’t risk overwhelming the other ingredients you’re using.
- Chocolate: A great tasting choice for anybody with a sweet tooth, and equally as good in smoothies, cookies and even in protein pancakes.
- Others: We’re constantly adding new flavours to our range of protein powders, so why not give our more unique flavours such as cookies and cream, pumpkin spice latte and salted caramel a go!
If you have any dietary restrictions, take a look at our Vegan Protein, which is not only made without a single trace of animal product, but is also gluten free and dairy free, so is perfect for any coeliac or lactose intolerant gym bunnies!
Constructed from pea protein, soy and brown rice protein, it is ideal for anybody with dietary needs looking for a healthy protein, packed full of amino acids that will help to maintain and build muscle.